Italeri 1/48 Lockheed TR-1B

5th SRTS, 9th SRW, US Air Force, USA 1980

As the TR-1A from Italeri was so impressive in its size, I bought and built the same kit, which comes with the parts and decals to enable the two-seater TR-1B to be built. No aftermarket was used, and like the TR-1A I was quite sloppy in building this kit (witness the wonky anti-glare panel, canopy framing and yucky decals). Still, at least I’ve managed to keep the periscope on this one! Finish is Halfords Appliance White over their white primer. Not a lot else to say. Nice kit (raised panel lines), simple build, very big wingspan.

Year bought: 1995 (Antics, Guildford)

Year built: 1995 (Send Marsh, Surrey, UK)

© Copyright 2004. All Rights Reserved. Jonathan Bryon.

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